Top 10 Deadliest Snakes in the World

The Top Ten
1 Black Mamba The black mamba is a species of extremely venomous snake, a member of the family Elapidae native to parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Black Mamba is definitely not the most venomous snake but that doesn't mean its not the deadliest. Let's compare it to the most venomous snake in the world the Inland Taipan and the result will blow your mind away.

Although the Inland Taipan has much more damaging venom it is restricted to arid environments in the middle of nowhere, is a fairly small snake, and has a generally okay tempermant.

The black mamba is fast, agressive, barely ever dry bites, is found in all habitats, is much more common than the Inland Taipan and it injects more venom than it.

Black mambas will lose a battle with King cobras anytime of the day. But as a human I would much rather encounter a king cobra than the likes of a black mamba. You can't run from them... too fast. You can't dodge a strike because it's nearly quicker than a speeding bullet and it strikes repeatedly. Knowing that only 1 bite can kill a adult in 20 to 45 min. Imagine what 5 or 6 strikes could do to you? So I rest my case. Black mambas win.

The black mamba is one of the most aggressive venomous snakes and is the fastest snake of them all. It is known for its black mouth and black back. Their neurotoxin can kill a fully grown man in less than 45 minutes and they are so stealthy that when you notice it, it is too late. The black mamba is my favorite snake of all time.

The Black Mamba's venom attacks the nervous system, and can cause a victim's heart to stop. The venom can kill in TWENTY minutes. And if that isn't bad enough, it can slither as fast as the average human can run, so you likely can't outrun it. This, in my opinion, is the WORLD'S DEADLIEST SNAKE.

2 King Cobra The king cobra is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. more.

Even though the Black Mamba is considered the deadliest it's been proven that the Cobra can kill you the fastest. A bite from a Cobra can kill you within minutes. A bite from a Mamba will be a slow and agonizing death.

If you categorize on accord of toxic intensity then inland is first above all. But we are rating snakes as per all criteria. Such as-1) Venom above 200mg which can kills 25 adults at a time.2) it can spit to eyes if it sees bigger animal.3) it can kill like a python.3) it eats mainly other snakes like rattle snake, krait etc. And the only snake eater among snakes.4) unlike black mamba which are generally shy and don't attack if not threatened, king cobra attack if they see you in their territory.5) it's the only snake which makes nest like a bird nest and watch the eggs until they hatch.6) it can stand 1/3rd of it's body (18.6 ft max length) with its hood wide open which makes it look more scarier.7) it can bite from a distance of more than 2 meters (nearly 3 mtr).8) more human killings than any-other snake in the world. THAT IS ENOUGH to describes to be a king among all poisonous.

There was a show on animal planet called The Most Extreme, (which I made a list for the best episodes of, that only I had voted on so go check that list out), and on the show they would count down the animals of a category 10 to 1. One of the episodes was Deadly Snakes, and on it King Cobra was number 1. And in case you were wondering Inland Taipan was number 2, and Black Mamba was number 3 on the list.

This has to be the absolute deadliest. It kills the inland taipan AND black mamba. Also, this snake kills more humans and animals than any other snake. AND it injects the most poison than any other snake in each bite, this changes the tide against the black mamba, giving the cobra the advantage if they ever came face to face, plus it neurotoxins act extremely fast

3 Inland Taipan

This list is so wrong. Inland taipans have venom over 100 times stronger than that of almost all snakes ahead of it on this list. Anacondas haven't ever even been known to kill people! Cobras kill more than taipans do, but that's because taipans don't go near humans. One drop of their venom kills 100 men. Here's the venom levels of all other snakes ahead of it:
Tiger snake: Maybe three-quarters the venom level of a taipan.
Rattlesnake: Nothing compared to taipans.
Anacondas: No venom at all.
Cobras: Nothing compared to taipans.
Vipers: Very little compared to taipan.
Mambas: They are less potent than taipans.

I am seriously so sick and tired of hearing people say that Inland Taipan is the most dangerous snake in the world because it has the most lethal toxin. Guys, there's more to Deadliness then just how strong you are. The Inland Taipan is strong, but it's incredibly shy. The Inland Taipan will almost never attack a human unless they feel super threatened. On top of that, that would also mean that very few people die to this thing. Just because you have the most potent venom doesn't make the deadliest.

One of the only snakes that will deliberately chase and hunt you down, the rest are just scared of you and the easiest escape route is the way your going.

It is the most venomous, I will grant you that so it does belong here, but it not the deadliest and is shy so again it belongs here. The only time it is extremely deadly is in captivity, where it will kill anything in its way to the exit or just if the animal is in captivity with it, in clouding females of the same species!

4 Green Anaconda Anacondas are group of large snakes of the genus Eunectes. They are large snakes found in tropical South America.

The anaconda is not a poisonous or venomous snake. It is a constrictor. The anaconda wraps its body around the victim like a coil and squeezes and tightens until the victim is crushed to death. The anaconda is extremely heavy and muscular. An infant anaconda's constriction is about as strong as a Harley Davidson motorbike being placed on a adult humans chest. A mature/adult anaconda's constriction is the equivalent of a double decker bus being pushed down on an adult humans chest. The snake eats you whole from the head first. It has loose but fixed teeth which move like rows of feet. This helps the anaconda eat its large prey. The teeth help slide the prey into the snakes mouth. The anaconda is not the most deadly snake ever among all the species but it is the deadliest constrictor and one of the most popular snakes. The anaconda isn't aggressive as much on land as it is in water. The anaconda waits in murky brown water (camouflaged by its skins equally brown colour) waiting for ...more

They do perhaps not pose the most immediate threat to people of all the snakes on this list, most of which are venomous ones that are confirmed to be responsible for a substancial amount of human fatalities. However, the anaconda - being the largest snake species in the world as far as body mass goes, reaching over 27ft and 500 lbs, as recognised by Guinness World Records - is a constrictor. This means that while opportunistically hunting, they lie in ambush, waiting for their prey to approach. As soon as the prey item is within striking rage, they lunge forward and bite, using their six rows of recurved, razor-sharp teeth to latch onto the prey while coiling its body around it, so that it, within seconds, can start constricting. Anacondas have been known to exert a pressure of 90 psi while constricting. This implies that the killing is much quicker and more efficient than simply strangulation/asphyxiation, as that force is also capable of stopping blood flow, snapping necks, breaking ...more

This guy might not be the longest snake (reticulated python) but, it's the heaviest snake, you do not want to be constricted by this guy, must be a painful and slow death.

This is actually considered the deadliest snake in the world. It's very large, powerful and aggressive. Not a snake you want to encounter.

5 Death Adder

The death Adder is the deadliest snake in the whole world. I've come face to face with it and nearly died!

This animal is one of the most dangerous animals in the world, it should be in the Top 5.

If you must know, most bites are no longer fatal. It was deadly, but there is a cure now.

This should be second

6 Belcher's Sea Snake

1 milligram of venom is enough to kill 200 men. The Belcher's sea snake is often brought up with fishing nets making it extremely deadly to fishermen

They are only dangerous when threatened. They are quite friendly and curious and love to examine divers' gear

The Belcher's Sea snake is the most venomous snake in the world. This should be #1!

Sea snakes may be deadly but like sharks they rarely attack people.

7 Reticulated Python

A Reticulated python is the longest snake in the world.

8 Russell's Viper

It doesn't have a venom as potent as others (Belchers sea snake, Inland Taipan, Black Mamba etc. ), it causes disgusting necrosis and internal bleeding. I don't think the comments on the king cobra are correct when they say that the King Cobra kills more people than any other snake. The King Cobra rarely bites anybody, and only causes a few deaths a year. The Russells Viper kills tens of thousands of people, it Is one of if not THE deadliest snake known to man

This snake is very aggressive and will do a lot of damage to your body. It is common in India and is one of the Big Four-the four snakes causing the most snakebite deaths in South Asia.

In terms of how many they kill, Russell's Viper is one of the most dangerous.

Isn't there a snake on Snake Island that is really dangerous?

9 Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

A lot of people say snakes are nasty creatures, like my grandma says, but they are just misunderstood. A lot of people say they're 'Deadly' and 'dangerous' and stuff like that, but to be honest there is no such thing as a dangerous animal. For example, the rattlesnake, this snake is "dangerous" because it's trying to get food. There is nothing wrong with that. But rattlesnakes and other species of snakes mainly are "dangerous" because snakes are very protective over their space and territory. Practically, the only reason why snakes try to kill us is because we are 10 times bigger than them, and they know they can't get away from us. And so if a rattlesnake kills a human, they might as well eat the person to settle lunch and dinner. Rattlesnakes have a rattle on the end of their tale, and when they shake it, they're scared and they're sending a warning. That's because they are trying to defend themselves. I don't think a rattlesnake would bang its rattle on the ground when it's trying ...more

I live in Florida They Are Very native to Florida I'm scared now!

There are only two rattlesnakes were I live eastern massasauga and timber

It's a rattlesnake they were already mentioned one of my favorite snakes

10 Tiger Snake

The Tiger Snake is by far the most aggressive of the Australian snakes, if untreated its mortality to humans is about 70% and ts the most accurate biter of the Aussie snakes. I spend plenty of time around most of our snakes and the Tiger is the only one that wll actually come after you.
I don't know if it is more dangerous than the Black Mamba and the King Cobra is just scary as - but it's a more dangerous, if less venomous, snake than the Taipan.

The Contenders
11 Boomslang

Wow funny name! I think if you were to come to this guy, you should tell him he has a funny name!

Boomslang skin is in poly juice potion from harry potter. there real?!

12 Saw Scaled Viper

Saw Scaled Viper is deadly snake, my compare Saw Scaled Viper in girl of thriller Saw, Saw 2, Saw 3. Girl is be in mask Pick leather, and save to people and she is be alliance to Jig Saw, John Kramer. My compare to Saw Scaled Viper in girl name AMANDA.

They have killed the most people, and are one of the most venomous snakes in the world. On top of that they are aggressive, unlike most snakes.

It has killed more people than any other snake in the world, it should be higher

13 Coastal Taipan
14 West African Green Mamba
15 Australian Brown Snake

I saw a 140kg pig bitten by this kind of snake, it just took 2minutes to get that pig to lay down and died 7 minutes after the biting... And the worst thing is, brown snakes are so common in Queensland Australia bush areas, where you can see at least an average of two snake everyday during summer...

The second most venomous snake in the world that also lives close to populated areas. It has small fangs but it doesn't need a lot of venom to kill an adult, death can even occur in minutes.

Scary thing, this snake. Causes 60% of Aussie deaths. That's deadly.

This snake has the highest recorded venom output.

16 Red Spitting Cobra

Deadly and evil, you may be blind if they spite on your eyes hahah!

17 Banded Krait
18 Rhinoceros Viper

Deadly venom means death.

Kill you in one go

19 Fer de Lance

What makes a Fer de Lance so dangerous is that it injects up to 7 times the amount of venom compared to a typical pit viper. It is not uncommon for people to lose limbs after a bite unless antivenom is administered immediately. This snake is known by many different names in jacarara in Brazil. There is a golden colored sub species that inhabits a small island off the Brazil coast and was featured on a reality T.V. show called Snake Island or something like that.

It has one of the worst snake venoms (if not the most dangerous) and the odds to survive a bite are around 11000. Plus it bites several times like the black mamba, the difference is it is more common and has more dangerous venom than the black mamba.

It strikes the over and over again just like a black mamba but it is more common and it's venom is more dangerous. It is also supposed to be the most dangerous animal is South America.

It is also supposed to be the most dangerous animal in Latin America according to a group of researchers who made a T.V. show about the most dangerous animals in Latin america. This means it is more dangerous than a mosquito

20 Boa Constrictor The boa constrictor, also called the red-tailed boa or the common boa, is a species of large, heavy-bodied snake that is frequently kept and bred in captivity.

Yeah. He's/She's either just being a troll, doesn't know the actual power of a Boa Constrictor, or maybe he's/she's confused it for a Titanaboa. The Titanaboa was a snake that lived back in the prehistoric times and was the largest snake to ever live. So large, that if they were to swallow an average human, no bulge would show. Just like the anaconda and python, they were constrictors. This snake fed on crocodiles, and sometimes they would eat even larger reptiles.

Ok, you people are VERY misinformed, this snake is clearly a BCI or a BCC which pose little to no threat to people, if it was a titanoboa, it would say titanoboa, so no, this snake does NOT belong here, it can't and won't kill you, and can not eat a dinosaur or a crocodile. The titanoboa is another snake on the list.

How does the person below me know that?

21 Mozambique Spitting Cobra
22 Egyptian Cobra

They are quite poisonous, indeed. It's said that Cleopatra was bitten by one, which was the cause of her death.

23 Burmese Python

Constrictors, I have read are the most dangerous snakes in the world. The ones that get really large and heavy, like Burmese or reticulated Pythons, or anacondas, can easily crush the life out a grown man in a matter of minutes. There's no anti-venom to protect you against having your body crushed to death, your organs destroyed, and all the air squeezed out of your lungs. Several years ago, I heard a story of a guy that was killed by his Burmese Python when attempting to feed it solo. The snake quickly overpowered him and that was all she wrote. They also did an experiment where they hooked a paramedic to a machine designed to replicate a constrictor on a man, utilizing the same pressure that is exerted by the snakes. They attached life monitoring devices to the man's body and then began to squeeze. I'm less than 3 minutes, they had to disconnect because he was being crushed to death. It's true that the snake has to try to kill you if they are constrictors as opposed to just ...more

24 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

I have seen one when I visited texas.

25 Titanoboa

This should be first it is extinct but it is 50 feet long has very thick skin is immune to poison and can strangle any snake in seconds. If still alive it could kill elephants and its skin is so thick it can block bullets. Go Titanoboa! - RaptorOnFire1206

Largest snake ever to roam the earth. Bigger than a school bus.

Better than anaconda

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